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Poster: MarcoEsc Date: Apr 25, 2004 4:35am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: VCD compatible?

Note that the pixel size (aspect ratio) is different on a TV than on a computer. I produce MPEG-1 files that are intended to be burned to VideoCD and played on TVs. When played on a computer with (1:1 sized pizels) things look slightly too wide. On a 3:2 TV (with .9:1 pixel size) everything looks as intended.

I don't know if your PC>TV solution accounts for this. But yes, some of us do still produce VideoCDs with the intent that they be burned and played as VCDs, and my experience is that playing on a computer introduces undesired artifacts.

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Poster: rgs_uk Date: May 4, 2004 10:18am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: VCD compatible?

But most movie players on the PC are able to stretch out MPGs to fill the screen regardless of the pixel ratio anyway. What country are you in with a 3:2 TV format? 4:3 is standard everywhere I know of, with 16:9 widescreen. One problem with playing movies from a PC is the background noise if it is in the same room as the TV.